Discovery >

Conservation Projects in Cambodia’s Cardamoms

March 2, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , ,

Cambodia has long been known for its natural beauty having one of the largest fresh water sources in Southeast Asia and being one of the main countries to host the mighty Mekong River. Cambodia’s natural resources provide immense biodiversity. However, due to the unstable political conditions and uncontrolled development over the past sixty years, these places of natural beauty are becoming degraded and depleted due to the needs of a developing country and a rapidly growing population.

Western Cambodia’s mountainous region known as the Cardamoms, one of the last areas of unspoiled natural beauty and wildlife habitat in the country, is home to an abundance of plant and animal species. The Cardamoms have attracted attention from large international non-government organizations (NGOs) such as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Wildlife Alliance, Flora & Fauna International and Conservation International. All of these international conservation organizations have a great interest in helping Cambodian nature lovers to study and preserve the incredible biodiversity of the area and encourage sustainable use of the natural resources.

The animal species inhabiting the Cardamom Mountains hotspot include: black bears, sun bears, pangolins, Asian elephants, Indochinese tigers, and many more rare and threatened species. In Chi Pat there is a community-based tourism (CBT) project that converts former wildlife poachers into tour guides. This low-income community has now become a training center and hotspot for tourism and wildlife enthusiasts. One of the guides that works with Khiri Travel in Chi Phat is nature guide Mr. Leheng, a true nature and wildlife enthusiast.

Khiri Travel Cambodia can offer exciting adventures to explore the Cardamom forest via trekking, biking, camping and/or early morning kayaking when the birds and other animal life are more active and easier to spot. These tours are a double benefit in that they provide sustainable jobs in the community and protect against deforestation, habitat destruction and wildlife poaching.

For more information about Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains and the Chi Pat CBT project, please leave your contact information in the space below.

Latest post

Spotlight On: New Manager for Myanmar On Staying Creative

Meet Christian Parkinson, Khiri Travel Myanmar’s new Commercial Manager. He is really enjoying Myanmar and serving clients with his knowledge and creativity.

Read More

Ethnography, Art and Creative Spaces in Laos

Laos is a country that respects its traditions and handicrafts. Throughout the country, visitors can witness a rich heritage of arts and crafts in villages and walking the streets of Luang Prabang. Lao people preserve these ancient forms of art as well as modern art in various museums.

Read More

Spotlight On: Cambodia Guide Phe Try

Every month, we put the spotlight on one of the key players who make it happen for your privileged clients. This month, get to know Phe Try, Khiri Travel Cambodia guide.

Read More

Sample the Andaman Melting Pot on a Phuket Town Foodie Tour

The culinary basis in Phuket town can be best described as a robust conversation between Thailand, China, India, Arabia and Europe. Oh, and don’t forget Malaysia. The island is perhaps dominated by Chinese heritage due to a large migration in the 19th century, as there was a big demand for laborers to work the local […]

Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our B2B newsletters are for industry professionals




*We’ll never share your email address and you can opt out at any time.